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  • CURL: Obama picks scab off America's racial wound

    President Obama, America's first half-black, half-white president, went to the White House podium last week to address the nation's most racially divisive case since Rodney King.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama pauses as he speaks at the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    CURL: Obama picks scab off America's racial wound

    President Obama, America's first half-black, half-white president, went to the White House podium last week to address the nation's most racially divisive case since Rodney King. But he wasn't there to calm the country.

  • ** FILE ** Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen who was shot and killed in February 2012 while unarmed, is pictured in an undated photo. (Associated Press)

    Trayvon Martin's family has little chance for recourse in court

    While the reaction to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin killing resembles the backlash against the 1992 not guilty verdict in the Rodney King beating, legal analysts said there is little likelihood of another successful federal prosecution on civil rights or hate crimes charges.

  • **FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks during a meeting with representatives from the video game industry in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington on Jan. 11, 2013. Biden is holding a series of meetings this week as part of the effort he is leading to develop policy proposals in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. (Associated Press)

    Biden's claim of brush with gun massacre questioned

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden's claim that he heard the gunshots of a 2006 school massacre while playing golf is raising questions about his veracity or his memory.

  • Rodney King poses on April 13, 2012, for a portrait in Los Angeles. The 1992 acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of Mr. King sparked rioting that spread across Los Angeles and into neighboring suburbs. (Associated Press)

    King on drugs when he died, coroner says

    Rodney King had been drinking and was on drugs when he plunged into a swimming pool and accidentally drowned in June, a coroner's report released Thursday concluded.

  • Rodney King beating helped drive video revolution

    The video was shocking when played for the first time: A shadowy, jumpy clip of police officers slamming their batons against a fallen man.

  • Rodney King poses on April 13, 2012, for a portrait in Los Angeles. The 1992 acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of Mr. King sparked rioting that spread across Los Angeles and into neighboring suburbs. (Associated Press)

    Rodney King, key figure in L.A. riots, dead at 47

    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47.

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    TYRRELL: No hope in political no man's land

    Frankly, I wish the Pew Research Center would occasionally keep its thoughts to itself. Sometimes those thoughts are merely insipid and beneath the attention of serious minds. Sometimes they are alarming and capable of stirring up an already excitable populace.

  • American Scene

    Tsunamis generated by the earthquake in Japan last March dragged 3 million to 4 million tons of debris into the ocean after tearing up Japanese harbors and homes.

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    KNIGHT: Astride the world

    Rodney King showed up at the United Nations on Wednesday and instructed everyone there to, well, get along.

  • A demonstrator carries a lamp after the window was broken at Sears during a protest in Oakland, Calif., after a guilty verdict for Johannes Mehserle, Thursday, July 8, 2010. Former San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involluntary manslaughter in Los Angeles for shooting unarmed black man Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009 at a BART station in Oakland. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Justice Department to probe killing of Calif. black man

    The U.S. Department of Justice's civil rights division will investigate a white Oakland police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man on a crowded train platform, a case reminiscent of the racially charged 1992 police beating of Rodney King.

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